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Why on God's good green earth, would Atlassian remove the create link to un-created page feature?

Dear Atlassian,


Please find the UI/UX person that decided it would be a GREAT idea to remove the 

create-new-link-to-uncreated-page feature and FIRE them.


Isn't the main feature of a wiki being able to to create a link to a page that doesn't exist?

Then after the page is published, the user can click on the link and auto create that page?


Removing this feature forces us (your end user) to have to open a new tab, and create the new page, then switching back to the tab we are currently editing to link to the new page.


This is VERY cumbersome.  In fact, the reason I started with confluence in the first place, was previous to this new editor experience, we could create links to new pages that didn't exist.

It TRULY is a TRAVESTY that you have removed this feature, and causes MUCH user pain.


WHEN will this feature come back?






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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Dec 09, 2020

The feature does existing in Confluence Cloud, at least it works on my instance. Here is how you create the placeholder:

Create an undefined placeholder page link
  1. Type [Placeholder Page Name]()
    This follows the syntax as the keyboard shortcut for adding defined links [Link] (
  2. Press Enter or Return to create the placeholder.
  3. Select Close to keep the page as a DRAFT or select Publish

The only thing you cannot do is adding a placeholder to a template.

Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Dec 09, 2020

Btw, here is the public roadmap for the new Confluence editor, Confluence Cloud editor roadmap.

This was gone for a while, but they've re-added it with a different syntax from Confluence Server:

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